Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News: 

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

  • How To Video: How To Win Venture and Angel Funding: http://ow.ly/9b8FW
  • 5 Keys to Successfully Raising Funding for Your Business: http://ow.ly/9b9p8
  • 4 Things Angel Investors Love. How do you attract the attention of angel investors and fund your project? http://ow.ly/9eRy9
  • Video – Stack Exchange CEO Joel Spolsky explains the pros and cons of bootstrapping versus raising VC cash: http://ow.ly/9dGOe

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

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Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:  

  • VoterTide, a social media monitoring and analysis app focused on politics, has closed a “significant seed round” led by Optimas Group
  • Online Accounting Software firm Reachaccountant.com has raised seed funding from angel investors Rajan Anandan and Rehan Yar Khan
  • MM Retail Pvt Ltd, which runs the artificial jewellery retail business Youshine, has raised up to Rs 2.5 crore from two angel investors
  • Ethical Community, an online, eco-friendly marketplace, has secured a £200,000 round of seed funding from a syndicate of angel investors
  • Dymedix Diagnostics Inc., which makes sensors used to diagnose sleep disorders, has raised $2.5 million in capital from angel investors
  • Fight My Monster, the online trading card game for boys, pulled in $2.1m seed funding last week some of the world’s biggest angel investors
  • Qubulus, a positioning platform for smartphones where GPS doesn’t work, raises funding led by angel investor Jean Pierre Payat
  • Dialurdoctor, an Indian portal connecting patients and doctors for phone-based medical assistance, lands 2 cr INR angel funding
  • Chirpify, a platform allowing brands & merchants to buy, sell, donate & transact on Twitter, lands seed funding from incubator Upstart Labs
  • BrizzTV, which develops digital media platform to bring Web content onto the TV screen, raises series A funding from Ojas Venture Partners
  • August Capital’s Sameer Narula invests in start-up Rent-a-Keg, a branded beverages, distribution, catering & events company based in London
  • Australian-based travel marketplace Jayride.com has lined up 400,000 AUD angel funding for its ride-sharing service
  • Fanzy, a fast-growing Facebook app that rewards fans for spreading the word, has raised $500,000 in additional seed financing
  • Stitch Labs, a start-up that helps small businesses manage inventory, orders & shipping, secures $1 million seed funding from True Ventures
  • InVision, which allows designers to build fully-interactive, high-fidelity web application prototypes, has raised $1.5 million seed funding
  • Retickr, a social news reader application for Mac OS X, has closed $1.5 million Series A funding led by the Lamp Post Group

To get regular updates, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register).

Have you managed to raise capital for your company?  We always love to hear from entrepreneurs who manage to get funded.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • The Best And Worst Things About Being A Billionaire: A Q&A With Mark Cuban: http://ow.ly/8ZZLU
  • Great Article About the Main Man of (Super) Angel Investing: Ron Conway: http://ow.ly/92byG
  • New Jersey angel investors would get tax-breaks under bill: http://ow.ly/92KTX
  • What successful investors teach us about investing in startups: http://ow.ly/95G5U
  • UK Prime Minister meets business angels to share views on issues affecting the angel investment sector: http://ow.ly/95GAS

Business Plans & Pitching:

  • Want to know what makes a good investor pitch? Check out David Cohen break down Next Big Sound ‘s presentation: http://ow.ly/900xO
  • 10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch: http://ow.ly/957gL

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

To stay updated, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register.

Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Stealthy legal startup DocRun raises $1.1M seed funding from VC Michael Hirshland’s new fund Resolute.vc, Google’s Don Dodge & Kima Ventures
  • Mobile games distribution startup BoosterMedia raises €1.75 million funding from Truffle Capital and Solid Ventures
  • Schoolfeed, a free classmates network which connects with Facebook, lands $1.75 million in seed funding led by First Round Capital
  • Taiwan-based, online restaurant reservation site, EZTABLE, has just raised $1.5 million financing led by Rose Park Advisors
  • BoardProspects, the online community dedicated to building better boards, has secured $650,000 seed funding from several angel investors
  • Gumroad, the start-up that allows you to share and sell digital content with just a link, launches with over $1.1m in angel funding
  • Vendon, a Latvian business that produces monitoring systems & solutions for vending machines, lands €500k from venture capital firm BaltCap
  • OpenLabel, a startup that wants to augment everyday products’ barcodes with crowd-sourced information, has raised $80,000 in seed funding
  • MymCart, which helps businesses take payment through mobile phones, has secured funding of £475,000
  • DoubleRecall, a startup that replaces paywalls with simple, Captcha-like messages, has received $1.6m funding from Silicon Valley investors
  • Durham Graphene Science, a Durham University (UK) spinout that is developing production technology for graphene, lands £1.2m seed funding
  • Soup.me, which offers a platform for building rich media and personal expression, just received $530,000 in angel funding from SpeedInvest
  • Mobile marketing startup Fanminder is rolling out version 2.0 of its customer loyalty platform, buoyed by $1 million in new seed funding
  • Matchbook, a mobile app that allows users to bookmark must-remember restaurants, bars and shops, has raised $250k in seed funding
  • nFluence Media, a maker of applications that help consumers create anonymous online profiles, has sealed $3 million in Series A financing
  • Rezdy, a tours and activities booking system, has obtained $250,000 in seed funding from Grand Prix Capital
  • Nektoon AG, a Zurich, Switzerland-based developer of web-clipper and note-taking app Memonic, received over $1.5m in seed funding
  • Engagio, a service that helps people manage conversation happening on various social networks and comment services, raises $540,000 funding

To get regular updates, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register).

Have you managed to raise capital for your company?  We always love to hear from entrepreneurs who manage to get funded.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:

  • Blaming Angels and VCs for Choosing is Like Blaming Up for Down: http://ow.ly/8Rqbh
  • Bahrain business angels initiative Tenmou launches with four investments: http://ow.ly/8U824
  • 5 Traits of a Great Angel Investor [willingness to learn as much as you are willing to teach]: http://ow.ly/8Wr6P
  • Startup Businesses Are Popular During The Recession Says New Report From Shoestring Publishing: http://ow.ly/8UYZa
  • Capital Gains Tax Exemption for Investments in Startups Would Help New Companies Cross the ‘Valley of Death’: http://ow.ly/8WpMs
  • Angel investor Jason Calacanis looks to have scored an exit in his portfolio, according to reports from AllThingsD: http://ow.ly/8X4JI

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

To stay updated, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register.

Read anything interesting? Feel free to add links to any articles or resources you’d like to share with the angel community.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • DocBookMD, whose app speeds communication among physicians to improve patient care, lands $2.2m seed round funding from private investors
  • Mosoro, a company that creates Bluetooth accessory solutions for smartphones (also know as Appcessories), grabs $1.5m Series A financing
  • MyCare, a healthcare information technology company, has raised $1 million in new funding, with $500,000 coming from Connecticut Innovations
  • Ticket aggregator TiqIQ raises $1.7M series A funding as it goes head to head with rival SeatGeek
  • Ridejoy, the social ridesharing community that brings people together on long distance roadtrips, has received $1.3 million in seed funding
  • Mobeam, whose technology enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners at the point of sale, lands $1.5 million Series A funding
  • Bloxx, which provides online content filtering for businesses, is set to expand after receiving a £550,000 injection
  • CherryFusion, a startup that repairs high-tech gear, lands a $500,000 investment from Austin-based venture capital company EDCO Ventures
  • BarkBox, a monthly subscription service of hand-selected goodies and essentials for man’s best friend, raises $100,000 from angel investors
  • Pasteurization Technology Group, innovator of a wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy, lands a $1 million investment
  • TerraEchos, developer of a technology system that can capture and analyze huge amounts of data quickly & accurately, receives $1.55m funding
  • Flingo, a social-TV and automatic content recognition startup whose clients include A&E Television Networks, raised $7m series A funding
  • Wibidata, a startup focused on making it easier to analyze user behavior, has raised $5 million from New Enterprise Associates
  • Dwolla has raised $5 Million led by Union Square Ventures to continue building its (nearly) fee-free payment network
  • Enevo, a company creating smart sensors to improve the logistics of the waste management industry, has just closed a EUR 200,000 angel round
  • TastemakerX, a social mobile platform focused on developing a targeted taste graph, raises $1.8m funding from VC firms and angel investors
  • Leap2, who’s rethinking the way we use web search on our phones by tweaking the now-standard Google layout, raises $280,000 seed funding
  • Ovelin, whose interactive, gamified app for the iPad helps teach youngsters how to play the guitar, raises $1.4M from True Ventures

To get regular updates, come follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/angel__network or visit our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/ (or even better register for our blog at http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.net/wp-login.php?action=register).

Have you managed to raise capital for your company?  We always love to hear from entrepreneurs who manage to get funded.

Or are you looking to raise funding?  Send me a summary of your project at mike@angelinvestmentnetwork.co.uk and we’ll try to help.

Angel Investment Network is proud to announce a partnership with the Global Entrepreneur Congress

Angel Investment Network is proud to announce a partnership with the Global Entrepreneur Congress which gives members the opportunity to attend this event with a 20% discount.  Please go to http://gec2012-esearch.eventbrite.co.uk/?srnk=1&ebtv=C and enter the unique code AIN20 for your discount.

The event is being held at ACC Liverpool from 9th to 16th March 2012 and is hosted by Liverpool Vision, Global Entrepreneurship Week and The Kauffman Foundation.

It is a festival for entrepreneurs, a celebration of enterprise, an inspiration for those with the “can-do” spirit to turn dreams into an ambitious reality.

On 13 March at the ACC Liverpool, entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders will experience an inspiring journey through three sessions of speeches, panel discussions and debates centred on three themes that explore the concept of winning in business.

With a ticket you can expect to:

* Listen to world leaders, economists and other experts about programs, policies and research aimed at advancing entrepreneurship.

* Gain valuable insight and advice from successful and experienced entrepreneurs in various speeches and workshops. Keynote speakers include:

  • Sir Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin
  • Martha Lane Fox – Founder of lastminute.com
  • Sir Terry Leahy – former CEO of Tesco
  • Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine – Founder of Haymarket Publishing and former Deputy Prime Minister
  • Steve Felice – President, Consumer, Small and Medium Business at Dell Inc.
  • Paul Lindley – Founder of Ella¹s Organic Robin Rowland – Founder of Yo Sushi!
  • Lara Morgan – Founder of Company Shortcuts
  • Doug Richard – Founding Dragons¹ Den Panellist and Founder of School for Startups
  • Ashok Rao – Chairman of TiE Global Board of Trustees

* Meet and network with delegates who can help you take the next step in starting and growing your own business.

* Enjoy the many Fringe Events

For tickets go to http://gec2012-esearch.eventbrite.co.uk/?srnk=1&ebtv=C and enter the unique code AIN20 for your 20% discount.